August 16, 2016
By Aaron Weaver
DECATUR, Ga. – The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is requesting monetary donations as well as preparing to receive volunteer teams following devastating flooding in southern Louisiana.
CBF U.S. Disaster Response Coordinator Alan Williams said in an update Tuesday requesting monetary donations and is working in partnership with CBF churches in the region, including Broadmoor Baptist Church and University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, as well as CBF of Louisiana and CBF of Mississippi to make evaluations, assess needs and determine ways to provide aid. Supplies are currently not needed, said Williams. Williams also emphasized that volunteer teams are now needed.
Additionally, a CBF partner congregation in Central Texas has created a matching fund to support flood victims in Louisiana. The First Baptist Church of Austin announced Tuesday that the church will match all donations up to $10,000 and that monies raised will be given to CBF of Louisiana, which will oversee the distribution of these gifts. CBF of Louisiana is led by transitional coordinator Mike Massar, who serves as pastor of University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.
“This event is especially close to our hearts because our new senior pastor, Dr. Griff Martin, recently moved from University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, and we have members in our congregation who are from some of the hardest hit areas,” FBC Austin said in a statement.
To provide monetary support for CBF’s relief efforts in Louisiana, give online here, or you may mail a check payable to “CBF” with Acct. 17006 in the memo line to:
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
P.O. Box 102972
Atlanta, GA 30368-2972
For additional information, contact Alan Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.270.0772.
CBF is a Christian Network that helps people put their faith to practice through ministry efforts, global missions and a broad community of support. The Fellowship’s mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.